This is one of our favorite Indian dishes.  It seems complicated based on the ingredients list, but its really quite simple to make.  Its a great way to get more cruciferous vegetables (cauliflower) into your diet.  Cauliflower has been found to be beneficial for cancer prevention.  It is extremely high in Vitamin C and is also a great source of Vitamin K. Cauliflower is great at providing detoxification support in the body as well. Its a great source of fiber, its anti-inflammatory and it is a great anti-oxidant! Just a few of its benefits.  Stay tuned when cauliflower is featured as the food of the week!

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cauliflower – florets separated
  • 2 medium white potatoes diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cups frozen vegetables
  • 3 garlic cloves pressed
  • 1 inch ginger minced
  • 1/2 green chili minced (or to taste, depends how spicy you like it)
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes or pureed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp tumeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala (available at most indian stores – omit if unavailable)
  • 1/2 tsp phav bhaji masala (available at most indian stores – omit if unavailable)
  • sea salt to taste
  • 8 sprigs cilantro chopped

Directions

  • Saute onions in large sauce pan on low-medium heat with lid closed in coconut oil until translucent and soft
  • Add potato, cauliflower and water and saute with lid covered until it becomes slightly soft
  • Add frozen vegetables and saute until they become soft, then add garlic and green chili
  • Add crushed tomatoes continue to cook
  • Add red chili powder, tumeric, ground cumin, ground coriander, pav bhaji masala, sea salt
  • Add lemon juice and ginger
  • Continue to cook until potatoes are soft enough to mash, add water if required and if it gets really dry
  • When potatoes are ready, mash all of the above with a potato masher.  Texture should be like mashed potatoes, so if required add more water to get it to right consistency
  • Garnish with cilantro and garam masala
  • Serve on its own or with whole wheat/whole grain bread